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Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto

Verve  3731767, PROZ-4001

Stereo

Jazz


Stan Getz, tenor sax
Astrud Gilberto, vocals
Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano
Joao Jilberto, guitar & vocals
Sebastião Neto, bass
Milton Banana, drums


Astrud Gilberto says that her husband, Joao, informed Stan Getz that she "could sing at the recording." Creed Taylor recalls that it took Getz's wife, Monica, to get both Astrud and Joao into the recording studio; Mrs. Getz had a sense that Astrud could make a hit. And Getz himself is on record saying that he insisted on Astrud's presence over the others' objections. So who's right? What does it matter? The Gilbertos, Getz and the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim followed up the bossa nova success of Jazz Samba with this, the defining LP of the genre. With one of the greatest hit singles jazz has ever known - each one who hears it goes "Ahhh!"

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Analogue recording
Resolutions (3)
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  • 2.0 Dolby TrueHD 24bit/96kHz
  • 2.0 DTS HD MA 24bit/96kHz
  • 2.0 LPCM 24bit/96kHz
Tracks
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1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. P'ra Machucar Meu Coração
4. Desafinado (Off key)
5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
6. Só Danço Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
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Comment by Mark Werlin - March 31, 2016 (1 of 1)

This 24/96 Blu-Ray was not sourced from the same master tape as the 2011 Analogue Productions SACD. It was transferred from the channel-reversed source, likely the same one used for the Verve SACD. EQ is bassy and treble-boosted compared to the AP SACD.

Even worse, the enclosed booklet lists two bonus tracks (Girl from Ipanema and Corcovado in their 45 RPM single edits) that are not actually on the Blu-Ray.

Avoid this shambles. My first recommedation remains the AP SACD or the AP DSD download. Yes, George Marino committed the audiophile sin of running the tape through a 20-bit convertor, but the tape was the original stereo master with the correct channel orientation and the presentation is very analogue-like. The 2014 Expanded Edition (which includes a new mono transfer) was sourced from the correct-channel stereo master tape, and is available in hi-res downloads, a good alternative choice for listeners with server-based systems.